Author Archives: Fabrice
Keyhole gardens are generally raised beds and are rarely, if ever, dug up. Continually “feed” your garden by top-dressing it with compost and mulch (to retain moisture). Permaculture encourages the creation of healthy soils wherein worms and micro-organisms do the … Continue reading
Branching garden paths, modeled after a leaf. The pattern of a leaf’s veins is a space-conserving way to deliver nutrients to the leaf cells without sacrificing precious light-gathering surface. We can use the same pattern for a garden’s paths, which … Continue reading
Familiar to many gardeners is the Native American triad of corn, beans, and squash, a combination often called the Three Sisters. The trio qualifies as a guild because each of these plants supports and benefits the others. The cornstalks form … Continue reading
Our first step is “Observation”. We will start soon our land survey and present here our detailed report as soon as it is available.
Permaculture guilds are groups of organisms – plants, animals, fungi, bacteria etc. – which work particularly well together. These can be those observed in nature such as the White Oak guild which centers on the White Oak tree and includes … Continue reading
This pattern does much more than save space and effort. It encompasses many permaculture principles. This herb garden is also used here as an educational tool to encourage people to grow their own organic food, and to recycle as much as … Continue reading
Permaculture Principles are based on close observation of nature, traditional sustainable agriculture systems earth sciences and common sense. It has been noticed that there is more life on the edge where two systems overlap. Systems can then access the resources … Continue reading